How to Tie a Bloom Caddis Fly: Video

The Bloom Caddis is a very deadly caddis pattern developed by Dave Bloom on the Missouri River. It is one of those patterns often overlooked by most people. While everyone else is using Elk Hair Caddis and Stimulators, the Bloom Caddis will often catch fish when others fail. The naturally mottled body and “spikey” dubbed thorax is the key to the flies success. Caddis often have mottled bodies and wings, and this is what the Bloom Caddis imitates. A great pattern to have in your caddis box, and easy to see too!!

Now let’s see what you can do. #avidmaxflytyers

Bloom Caddis Fly Tying Recipe:

Hook: #12-18 Tiemco 100
Thread: Tan Veevus 14/0
Body: Golden Pheasant Tail
Wing: Natural Elk Hair
Post: Pink Para Post
Hackle: Dark Barred Ginger or Brown and Grizzly Mix
Thorax: Natural Hare’s Mask Dubbing

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